Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Element-Tree presents: SEAN LUGO

Shout out to Sean Lugo for letting me into his world... I had fun picking apart his brain. The dude is mad talented. For more info on Sean Lugo go to .

Prezidents Day interview by: SERRINGE

E.T. Whats the story behind the name NEMS?

NEMS It started as a graffiti name and morphed into a whole bunch of shit over the years....Naturally Evil Mind State , Nobody Equals My Swag , Now Everyone Must Suffer , Niggas Envy My Style , Never Ever Miss Shots , Now Everything Makes Sense , North Easterm Mic Specialistfuck around you'll be Needing Emergency Medical Service

E.T. Who influenced you as an artist?

NEMSMy life , the people in it.....i listened to everything hip hop as a kid , even if the people were wack I would listen and knew what not to do

E.T. What is NEMS bringing to the table that other artists aren't?

NEMS Authenticity !

E.T. Why Prezidents Day... can you bring more clarity to this for all those who may not know?

NEMS Prezident's Day because I'm the prezident of my crew Fuck Your Lyfe and its time for some real , good , authentic hip hop so today and every other day in my time now.....every day that i make music is Prezidents Day....its my time

E.T. The album was originally supposed to be released on Psycho+Logical Records. I understand sometimes the politics of record labels can keep you from dropping an album, but what made you move on to the Creative Juices label for your release?

NEMS Well PLR is and always will be fam....Necro fucked with me at a time when other labels were scared to , because of how I was living ,but necro being a real nigga saw I was a real nigga and still fucked with me......the album kept getting pushed back , situations just werent rite so Necro told me "yo Nems , I cant do what I want to do with your project , and what you expect me to do with your project" so he allowed me to shop the album around , the album was already done , mastered , the artwork was basically done to so q-unique hooked me up with Ide and Creative Juices , I felt , was willing to grind for the album so I decided to put it out with them

E.T. Who other than yourself make the F.Y.L. Crew?

NEMS Me , George Burnz , OTR , and J Rose are family so we are like the 4 original members but we also got Iron Solomon , Poison Pen , Jesse Jamez Figueroa , J Walker , Bullshit Skemes , Vanguard , then we got the extended family like Q-Unique , Marvone , Quest Mcody , Pumpkinhead , J Arch , Swave Sevah and a bunch of others.....its basically an all star team tired of the garbage hip hop out rite now , that makes good music....period.

E.T. Who are you looking to work with in the future?

NEMS I'm not really to big on my crew is nice enough that i don't have to look outside of my circle to make banging shit.....its not like I don't do collabs but I'm not going out looking for shit , I feel like if its meant to be it'll happen

E.T. What is going on with Hip-Hop? In your personal perspective based on your influences and the person you are... What is missing?

NEMS I love hip hop and always have......I feel like whatever people are doing now is on them , I just focus on making the best music I can , I don't worry about other peoples shit , I mostly just listen to me and my squad anyway....fuck everybody else's lyfe.

E.T. What can we Expect from NEMS in the years to come?

NEMS Well PREZIDENT'S DAY is out now , Tha Filthy Fly Shit Mixtape is up next , it'll be out before the year is over , after that Tha Fuck Ya Lyfaz album will drop early 2011 , then my next album by spring....Murdafestival Seazun has officially begun.

E.T. Any last thoughts?

NEMS Fuck Your Lyfe Gunther!

For more info on NEMS or to purchase Prezidents Day go to

Shout out to NEMS and Creative Juices for not having boundaries and staying true to that raw shit, RESPECT! -SERRINGE

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

L.I.F.E.LONG feat. ELOHEM STAR -Lash Out

Shout out to my homie L.I.F.E.LONG and Elohem Star... the track is dope! For more info on L.I.F.E.LONG and his music go to the right side of my homepage. Peace! -SERRINGE


Shout out to Lorenzo and Orlando over at FOREVER FLYY for blessing BFREE and myself with a great day at their headquarters. Those guys really are set on what they are doing and its real dope when you meet people that know what the over all goal is. Keep doing it fellas... RESPECT! -Serringe

Monday, October 18, 2010

SUE X BELIN... OGT Viva España!

Shout out to Sue Works, Belin and the whole OGT crew for tearing Spain apart the last couple of weeks! OGT DOING IT BIG IN 2010!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

BREAKER 1&9 Directed by: SERRINGE

Shout out to my main man The Slacker for getting down and dirty on this one... he got so into his role he actually ate that burger right out of the garbage. What a sport!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010


Airing on Thursday nights/Friday mornings from 1:00-5:00am, Squeeze Radio is the place to listen to hip-hop in New York City (and around the world).

In its original incarnation, DJ Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito aka DJ Cucumberslice co-hosted the Stretch & Bobbito Show. In the early 1990s the show was voted the best hip-hop show of all time by Source Magazine and the best hip-hop show in New York by the Village Voice.
Today, Squeeze Radio is hosted by SUCIO SMASH. The show was voted best Hip Hop Show in New York by Time Out New York magazine.

As of October 8th WKCR is set to cancel the Squeeze Radio show on its 20th Anniversary in doing so destroying a piece of history and Real Hip-Hop in New York.

Please Sign this petition to show your support and help save the Squeeze Radio Show.

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We love you Fat Beats!

I was looking for the right video to post on the closing of Fat Beats and I found this. FinstaBundyTV put this amazing video together and I thought it captured such a great moment in Hip-Hop. You can see that everyone there was hurting. The amazing feeling of walking into Fat Beats as a youngster and not knowing if your favorite MC is waiting for you at the top of the stairs reminds me that Hip-Hop really lived there. I got to meet many cool people and got to watch many independent artist build careers there. Fat Beats was like a portal to your dreams. I love the way C-Rayz Walz put it... he described it as if his house was being burned down and that's because it was home to many. Peace and Respect to the Fat Beats movement! -SERRINGE

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Loer Velocity feat. Sav Killz "Centrifugal Cyphas"

Peace to Loer Velocity and Sav Killz for this ill ass video throwback joint! This is Element-Tree status all the way fellas. Peace and Respect -SERRINGE

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

DJ Spinna "Get on down" feat. Fresh Daily, P.So and Homeboy Sandman

DJ Spinna -feat. Fresh Daily, P.SO, Homeboy Sandman (AOK)"Get On Down" from CHANCLETAFILMS on Vimeo.

Element-Tree "IMMORTALIZED" preview.

 Port-O Lounge Jersey City
 Clarence Rich
 Then One
 Sue Works
 Setting up with the Element-Tree crew
 Then One
 The Screen

 Sue Works
 Port-O art
 Mr. Mustart
 Clarence Rich
 Mr. Mustart
 Thanks to my Wife who brought the delicious treats courtesy of her food and fashion blog.
 The Spider was peeping the film too.
 Shout out to my audience!

I would like to thank all the artists involved in both the film project and the art exhibit. Without you guys there would be nothing to "IMMORTALIZE"... so thank you. Mic Jacks for believing in my vision.. thank you. To my friends and family I always appreciate the way all of you show up, you never fail me and words cant express my appreciation. I would like to thank my father Jose Santiago for coming through it meant a lot to me... Love you Pop. Shout outs to 8thW1 & 2 Hungry Bros, Homeboy Sandman, Ide and all of Creative Juices Music, I Am Many, The Artifacts, Sgt. Over, The Slacker, L.I.F.E.long and Black Sparkx, Clarence Rich.. I love your work, Mr. Mustart you're contributions to the exhibition where mad ill, Gritt for the photos.. your the man kid, T.Dee.. thanks for setting off this crazy ride we're about to go on, Snow.. you're always a great source of knowledge and a master of your destiny,  Then One.. you're a cool cat that knows what he's talking about.. respect., Komar for being the free spirit and a materialized version of his own art., Loser... you stuck to your guns and here you are bringing the heat for years.. respect, Sue Works... you've been a cool dude from day one and you know what you want out of life and not many people do. To my beautiful wife Erica... life would be a blank canvas without you your my biggest inspiration and I love you. -SERRINGE